I'm almost always aware that I'm dreaming, but i still abide by the rules of the dream, it doesn't make me want to change and twist things. I'm going through the dream as if I'm running through a script and being the actor and the spectator at the same time.
There was a time when in my dreams I was thinking 'oh this is a good idea, I want to remember this, when I wake up' and I kinda went around in the dream, wanting to take notes, but that obviously never ended up happening
I very-very rarely have nightmares and even in those I only break the 'script' when something horrible would happen to someone I care about and my 'character' could do something to alter that. Then I would rewind the dream till a point where there was a possibility to change things and act differently at that specific point.
I have never learned about lucid dreaming though...
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@feleri You have good discipline. Whenever I realize I'm dreaming, the first thing I do is go flying! Although I don't find changing the script is all that easy--for me, it takes effort. I'm thinking maybe it gets easier with practice.
@Eli Hahaha, well I don't know if that's discipline or not. For me that's the normal thing... Sure, I'm dreaming, my postion keeps switching from character to spectator and such depending on the story, so it is just normal for me that I don't go around doing all sorts of things. I go with the way of things.
I don't feel almighty and powerful, I'm just aware, that I am dreaming.
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@sophie-lawson Thanks, Sophie! I will check it out :smiling_face_with_open_mouth_smiling_eyes:
@feleri Feleri, do you choose not to start manipulating the dream?
I'm not quite sure...
It doesn't really occur to me in my dream that I should.
I remember a few occasions when I was a teen and I haven't had flying dreams for quite some time and it came up when I was dreaming that I should just go ahead and fly since I'm dreaming.. I did it, but it was not the natural thing to do, so it was a struggle. I could do it, but it was nowhere near the flying experience of the dreams that were set out to be like that. Apart from that instance I don't remember that sort of a choice...
Even the rewind only happened a few times... but there's one more thing I would do on the rare occasion that I'd want to escape a dream. I might jump off from places... being aware, that since I'm dreaming I wouldn't die, but wake up instead. And I like the falling sensation in dreams anyway....
(Fingers crossed, that I never encounter a scary situation in my life when I also believe I'm dreaming :DD )
@feleri your dream life sounds so cool Feleri.
Before you go to bed, you should keep repeating, tonight I'm going to do ???, whatever it is you want to do, than I bet you'll remember to do it when you enter this sort of semi lucid state
I wonder why some people naturally seem to get lucid in their dreams. I find it all really fascinating You saying about hoping you don't encounter a scary situation in life and think you're dreaming...the other week I had like 5 false awakenings in a row, and I swear, by the end of that, I didn't know if I was asleep or awake anymore lol
@sophie-lawson Wow, inception tiiime! That does sound confusing.
Well to be honest I really enjoy dreaming as I do now, so I think I might pass on the conscious attempt on changing things in there. I have to monitor and control so many things while I'm awake and going about in my life, I'm totally fine with not having to be all-powerful while dreaming too, haha
So how does your quest to meet your character go so far?
I haven't got very far with meeting my character so far Feleri, because I've been trying to heal, but you know what, healing is proving so hard … maybe I'll try and have some fun with my character tonight instead, might work